COSAM News Articles 2019 November Auburn’s Davis Arboretum Treated Families with Bones and Boos

Auburn’s Davis Arboretum Treated Families with Bones and Boos

Published: 11/12/2019

By: Austin Barnard

Video by: Austin Barnard

Auburn families looking for kid-friendly Halloween activities were treated with the Donald E. Davis Arboretum's Bones and Boos event. Partnering with the Auburn Museum of Natural History, and the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, the Arboretum invited auburn citizens and their families to a day filled with eerie displays of bones from various animals, including whale ribs and rhinoceros’ legs.  

This day-long event featured all kinds of activities for families to enjoy. There were live snake handlers under the pavilion eager to show off and educate the children on these creepy slithering creatures. There was a costume contest for the kids and also a Halloween-themed dance party to allow all the boils and ghouls a chance to show off their spooky moves, along with live music entertainment throughout the day! The event also featured a silent auction for the adults to indulge in, giving away various items including a luxurious witch’s hat to perfect any hocus pocus as well as gift baskets and gift cards.

Bringing the creepiness to its peak, the event held a live bat presentation, where kids were informed on various bat species and their biological habits. The highlight of this presentation came when Vicky Smith with A to Z Animals brought out the creepy creature and allowed the children to get an up close and personal look at an actual living bat.

Bones and Boos was the perfect way for families to enjoy a day filled with the Halloween spirit and to mix in educational outreach that the kids truly loved!

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